Cucumber Granita with pineapple & cilantro


Cucumber Granita with pineapple & cilantro

This cucumber granita could not be any more refreshing (or easy to make). Pineapple juice doesn’t overtake — it’s more of a sweetener, the cucumber flavor really comes through, and fresh cilantro adds just the right herbal element.


8 servings (about 4 cups)

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Cilantro Substitute

Cucumber flavor reigns supreme in this refreshing granita, the pineapple and cilantro are subtle. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, substitute with mint.


Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium, stirring until sugar dissolves for the simple syrup.

Purée cucumbers, pineapple juice, lime juice, and salt in a blender; transfer to a pitcher.

Stir in simple syrup and cilantro; transfer to a 7×11-inch baking dish, cover, and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours, or overnight. Let granita sit at room temperature 15 minutes before scraping with a fork and scooping into serving dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 60

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 17mg 0%

Carbs 15g 5%

Protein 1g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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